Ukraine/Spain – Infested Dunnage Wood

28 June 2016

A Correspondent in Barcelona, Indeco, reports that there have been three recent incidents of shipments of steel plates from Mariupol, Ukraine, arriving at various Spanish ports with dunnage wood infested with coleopteran beetles. As attempts by Phytosanitary Authorities to fumigate the dunnage wood were unsuccessful, the dunnage had to remain on board the vessel for transportation back to the port of origin.

Members loading cargoes from Mariupol should remain vigilant as to the condition of dunnage prior to loading.

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